Deputy killed in crash involving Tesla employee bus on Altamont Pass

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Khin was headed eastbound on I-580, east of Grant Line Road and west of the Interstate 205 interchange in far eastern Alameda County, when his auto was struck by a privately operated passenger bus, according to the CHP. Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern says Deputy Sroeuy Khin was killed Friday after working a 12-hour shift at San Rita Jail and a day before his 51st birthday. His white 2002 Volkswagen Beetle was crushed when the bus rammed into it, and Khin was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sherry estimated that the bus was traveling at around 65 pmh when it slammed into Khin's auto.

The bus driver, who has been cooperative with officials, said that the sun's glare was blinding in the moments before the collision.

There were 55 passengers on the bus and one passenger received minor injuries, but was not transferred to the hospital. The bus was contracted by Tesla and was driving to Stockton, a city 50 miles east of the company's main facility in Fremont.

Investigators are still trying to determine why the auto was stopped. There was no estimated time of reopening the blocked lanes. Deputy Mike Foley died February 23 in a hospital from head trauma injuries.

The deputy, whose identity has not been released, had just gotten off work and was headed home on the eastbound Interstate 580 near Tracy in Alameda County, said Officer Derek Reed, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol. The officer died at the scene.

In a statement issued Friday, Tesla described the bus as an "independently-operated shuttle". "We will lend any support that we can to the authorities who are investigating the incident", the statement said.

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